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Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B at Tāwharanui

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TV, DVD player, video library
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, iron/ironing board, Internet
TV, DVD player, video library

Overview of Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B at Tāwharanui

Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B at Tāwharanui

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom2 bathroomsSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
Tawharanui, Auckland Region

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTawharanui Regional Park7 min drive
  • Popular LocationBaddeleys Beach9 min drive
  • Popular LocationOmaha Beach21 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2
60 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B at Tāwharanui

Adults-only cottage in Tawharanui with free breakfast
Situated on a coastal ridge with sweeping views, Kākā Ridge Retreat is a two-room, 60 square metre cottage offering you privacy, tranquility and luxury. Boasting a bedroom, a living room, two bathrooms, decks on three sides, an outdoor bath and a pretty cottage garden, it is designed to provide you with the ultimate getaway.

The luxurious bedroom is French country chic with a super comfortable king bed and 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets to ensure you’re well rested. From your bedroom you have a stunning view of the sea – a 180 degree vista including near and far islands of the Hauraki Gulf.

Your living room looks across a gently sloping lawn directly at a huge stand of covenanted native bush. This is a bird lover’s paradise: tūī, kererū, kākā, ruru, pīwakawaka, kōtare, kākāriki and korimako visit our gardens. If you’re lucky at dusk you will see a flock of kākā flying overhead or ruru in the trees catching their puriri moth dinner. You will even have the best “loo with a view” in New Zealand. The second bathroom feels as though it’s totally immersed in the bush canopy.

This retro styled room is relaxingly comfortable and includes a small dining area plus fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave, and a disposable BBQ in lieu of a kitchen; everything you need for the delicious continental breakfast we provide, or to put together a simple meal. For dinner, we highly recommend you try one of the many wonderful local restaurants.

Access is via our driveway and shared parking area with a short walk past the main house. The cottage is completely separate and once there you can enjoy your peaceful seclusion with only birdsong to interrupt your thoughts. The cottage garden and a large native tree area create space and visual privacy from the main house.

Kākā Ridge Retreat truly does offer an exceptional escape experience. It would be hard to better this coastal getaway, its expansive views, country location or its ease of access to all the attractions of the Matakana area.

Special conditions:
Property is non-smoking inside and outside.

Extras: Breakfast (included); Cleaning (included); Linen (included)
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. Kitchens offer fridges, microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Free breakfast available


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Egyptian cotton sheets


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Living room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Winery tours nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 646 sq ft (60 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B at Tāwharanui Cottage
Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B at Tāwharanui Tawharanui
Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B at Tāwharanui Cottage Tawharanui

About this area


Located in Tawharanui, this cottage is in a rural area. Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and Warkworth and District Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Goat Island and SheepWorld. Discover the area's water adventures with surfing/boogie boarding and swimming nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Tawharanui Regional Park - 7 min drive
  • Baddeleys Beach - 9 min drive
  • Buckleton Beach - 16 min drive
  • Omaha Beach Golf Club - 18 min drive
  • Omaha Beach - 21 min drive


  • Rusty Pelican Restaurant - 12 min drive
  • Matakana Market Kitchen - 12 min drive
  • The Love Shack - 12 min drive
  • Matakana Village Pub - 12 min drive
  • Black Dog Cafe - 13 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Amazing spot
Our 2 night were excellent and the apartment is very spacious, delicious breakfast. Thanks

5/5 Excellent

We really enjoyed our stay at the Cottage. It is exactly as described - tastefully furnished, very comfortable, spotlessly clean, with quality bed linen and a very comfortable bed. We woke up to stunning views and at night had the most amazing clear views of the Milky Way from our deck. The Cottage is very private and it was lovely to enjoy the birdlife and the quietness. Breakfast goodies were delicious and the outdoor bath was an absolute hit! Katherine and John were welcoming and accommodating. Thank you!

5/5 Excellent

Great private spot
Friendly discreet hosts

5/5 Excellent

Tranquility Personified!
This was an amazing oasis of calm up on the ridge with amazing views one way to the bay and the other out across virgin bush. The bach is luxurious with the best view from a bathroom window ever! The local inhabitants welcome you with a vast range of calls- from the screech of the Kaka that fly up and over the ridge to the unworldly cackle of the Kookaburras - yes I did say Kookaburras! Katherine and John are helpful and thoughtful hosts allowing you to set the level of engagement you want. We had the most blissful, quiet and relaxing few days here and will definitely be heading back soon.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful weekend away
Just perfect. Very quiet, private and peaceful. We had a lovely weekend away from the kids. We spent time visiting Matakana and swimming at the beach. The hosts were helpful, and left lovely food for our breakfast. Would definitely go back!